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Monday, 9 December, 2002, 08:58 GMT
100m station revamp opens
Piccadilly Station, Manchester
The station has undergone a complete transformation
A 100m re-development of Manchester's main railway station is being officially opened on Monday.

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Jason Queally was taking part in the ceremony for the refurbishment at Manchester Piccadilly.

Mr Queally, from Lancashire, was bringing his bike with him to the ceremony to mark the end of the revamp.

It has taken five years and is the most expensive station improvement on the UK rail network.

'Integrated facility'

Richard Bowker, chairman of the Strategic Rail Authority and Deborah Richards, of Network Rail, were also due to be at the event.

Ms Richards said the station now offers what the modern passenger requires.

"The new roof and lighting makes the whole station much more welcoming," she said.

"Combined with a variety of shops and catering outlets, Piccadilly is now one of the most modern stations in the country."

The redevelopment has included:

  • Renewal of the station roof
  • Resurfacing of platforms and renewal of platform canopies
  • A new station entrance
  • Revamped passenger information
  • New waiting lounge


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